Structured to support innovative multidisciplinary and multi-method solutions to research questions, our mission is to conduct high quality scientific research that can inform policies and practices aimed at securing people's health and well-being.
Our key objectives are:
- To conduct methodological research that can underpin robust research design and data analysis
- To produce evidence that can improve understanding of the aetiology, management and prevention of disease, including complex chronic physical and mental disorders
- To produce evidence that can improve health service organisation and delivery
- To disseminate our research outputs to the international scientific community, to practitioners, to policy-makers, and to health service users
Find out more about our research areas:
- Genetic Epidemiology
- Quality and Service Delivery
- SAPPHIRE (Social science APPlied to Healthcare Improvement REsearch)
- Social and Epidemiological Psychiatry
- TIMMS (The Infant Mortality and Morbidity Studies)
- NIHR Research Design Service for the East Midlands
- Divison of Primary Care
External research funding, currently standing in excess of £19 million, is provided by NIHR, MRC, Wellcome Trust, Leverhulme Trust, the Department of Health, Diabetes UK and NICE, among other funding bodies and UK charities.